What a day - got to rate as close to the best yet. Most Certainly was for Riding. Nobby would be proud - I spent the day at 1300 Kawasaki in Ferntree Gully trying out bikes for my upgrade. I Rode :- ER6f - Nice bike but fell out of love - to upright in the saddle and just didn't click. - Z1000 - Great bike (2006 - not the new one) - passing it over at the moment as it seems a waste for mainly commute riding, and not the best suited. - Z750 - This is an impressive bike - It is now top of my list - jumped up nicely from down low and rides very light an flickable. I'm going wait for the new one due in March - it's had a few nice bits added to make it evan more attractive. - ZX6R - Not my style - would give me a backache -but impressive - I had to try. - ZRX1200 - Would make a nice tourer- could sit on it all day - but way to big and wide for commute. - ZX14 - Just for the major wow factor - I'm inxperienced with bigger bikes, but this was like sitting on a jet engine. It rides light for its 218kg and i can truly believe the 300 km/hr simply because it rides like a dream under speed - it settles in the more you give it, even though i didn't give it much you could just feel the bike. I can't thank Andrew and the guys at 1300 enough for the help and advice they gave me yesterday - they took the time to give me some advice on how each of the bikes would handle. I still have to look at alternative bikes, just to satisfy myself but what a day. PS. i'm sorry if General is the wrong place to have posted this but given my lack of experience and knowledge of larger bike I thought it would be rude and presumptive to post this in the reviews forum.